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Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.2
Which choice best summarizes the main idea of "What Does the President Do?"
  1. The President lives in the White House.
  2. The President is elected every four years.
  3. The President has a lot of important jobs.
  4. Anyone can do the job of the President.
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Dr. Seuss was a very successful author. Which detail DOES NOT support this point?
  1. His books have been translated into 15 different languages.
  2. His life and works inspired a Broadway musical.
  3. His college humor magazine kicked him off the staff.
  4. His books have sold over 200 million copies.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.3
According to the passage, why was Barack Obama's election important?
  1. He was the first African-American president.
  2. He was the first president from Hawaii.
  3. He was the first married man to become president.
  4. Both A and B
Grade 4 People (Stories)
What is the main purpose of "What Does the President Do?"
  1. to explain how we elect a president
  2. to show where the president lives
  3. to describe the jobs of the president
  4. to tell about the education of the president
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.4.4
The passage says the president spends a lot of time in the Oval Office. The Oval Office is
  1. a room where the President works and holds meetings
  2. a room that has a very weird shape
  3. a room where Congress meets
  4. a room that the President sleeps in
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
According to the passage, why is it important for the President to make good decisions?
  1. He can lose money by making bad decisions.
  2. He wants to make himself look good.
  3. His decisions affect all of the United States.
  4. His job is to make important decisions.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.3
According to the passage, why did people vote for Obama?
  1. They thought he was handsome.
  2. They liked that he was from Hawaii.
  3. He gave them hope.
  4. He promised them money.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.3
Which detail about Barack Obama is NOT true?
  1. His mother was white.
  2. He lived with his grandparents.
  3. He graduated from Yale.
  4. He lived in Chicago.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.6
Based on the passage, the author most likely thinks that:
  1. Barack Obama is a good president.
  2. Barack Obama is a bad president.
  3. Barack Obama will be elected again.
  4. The author does not give an opinion.
Grade 4 People (Stories)
What office did Barack Obama hold before he became president?
  1. U.S. Senator
  2. Attorney General
  3. Vice-President
  4. Mayor of Chicago
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The passage says Dr. Seuss adopted a pseudonym. Based on the passage, a PSEUDONYM is a
  1. a cure for a disease
  2. a meaningless, made-up word
  3. a fake name used by an author
  4. a book that sounds a lot like another book
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According to the passage, what made The Cat in the Hat a great book for teachers?
  1. It was written in rhyme.
  2. It contained 220 common words.
  3. It was about a cat.
  4. It only had 10 pages.
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Dr. Seuss was a determined person. Which detail shows that he was determined?
  1. He worked for many different newspapers and magazines.
  2. Many of his books were turned into cartoons.
  3. Many of his rhymes were inspired by his mother.
  4. His first book was rejected 27 times.
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What caused Dr. Seuss to develop his pseudonym?
  1. He was kicked off the staff of a college magazine.
  2. He was tired of being recognized for his writing.
  3. He wanted a name that kids would think was silly.
  4. He wanted to separate himself from his family.
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